Bibelotslondon Ltd is a UK registered company based in London Bridge dealing in ephemera and curiosities from Britain and around the world. Our diverse inventory is carefully chosen and constantly evolving. We work very hard to offer the highest quality works at competitive prices. Our inventory is listed online, and we strive to keep our website completely up to date, so our customers can easily check availability.We believe in offering clients items that are unique and rare for aficionados of the antique and collector's world. Bibelot is a late nineteenth century word derived from the French word bel'beautiful', meaning a small item of beauty, curiosity or interest. The word ephemera is derived from the sixteenth century Greek word ephmera meaning a printed or hand written paper not meant to be retained for a long period of time. In 1921 she was given the title of Princess Krasinska, by Andrei's brother Grand Duke Kirill. There was a family tradition that her Polish family descended from the noble Krasinskis.
By Ukase of 1935 Kirill added Romanovsky to indicate a morganatic marriage, but like other relatives, they soon reverted to Romanov after the war. We have had here my great friend, who lives near London, Ivan Ivanovich Bilibin, son of our well known artist.I gave him a packet of letters and he is sending them to you from England. These letters were received from your Papa from the time we began to live abroad down to the beginning of 1940 when we received his last letter. These letters were kept and preserved by Aunt Julia. From them you will know, although you probably know already, that [your] Papa's second wife died and that your half-brother Romushka perished in unexplained circumstances, although undoubtedly tragic. But as regards Celine, she married a relation of your late Mama and went it appears, to Siberia.
We tried to trace her after the war but without success. I would like to say, forgive me for not answering until now your letter of May. The reasons why I write so rarely you know, I will not repeat them.
In my lief there is nothing new. The summer I spent partly with Vladimir Kirillovich in Brittany, partly, as ever, in Plombieres where every year I follow a course of treatment.The weather was marvellous and life in the open air was one long delight. Grammatikov now rests in peace. He was more than 80 and work was already difficult for him, and besides in this little apartment I did not really need him. Still with me is Mama's maid who was with her for 55 years. With a strong embrace to you and your wife.
Photos form part of the description. Size: 29.5 x 21 cm approx.
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